Here's a little flying historical fact for you. The first manned balloon flight took place in France in November, 1783. Now, more than two centuries later, the fascination for floating quietly over the landscape, propelled by the wind, still has a special lure. RW met up with a Williamson County balloonist who's fascination is sharing that bit of hot air heaven.
Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).